WSO2 Joins Panel of Cloud Experts at Deploycon Enterprise PaaS Summit 2012 to Weigh Merits of Hosted Vs Private PaaS

WSO2 and Other Cloud Technology and Deployment Experts Will Explore the Opportunities, Challenges and Tradeoffs in Deploying on Private, Public, and Hybrid Cloud Environments Palo Alto, CA – June 11, 2012 – The cloud is not a one-size-fits all proposition. For instance, a public platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provides instant provisioning without the typical upfront infrastructure costs. By contrast, a private PaaS may offer greater control and more deployment flexibility, particularly for larger enterprises. Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of technology evangelism, will join other cloud experts at Deploycon 2012 to debate these and other PaaS deployment issues. The enterprise PaaS conference, organized by Rishidot Research, is being held June 13, 2012 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. Hosted PaaS Vs Private PaaS Enterprise IT developers want the flexibility to innovate today in the public cloud, as well as tomorrow in private and hybrid cloud environments. As they determine their roadmaps, they will need to weigh-in on a range of considerations. The “Hosted PaaS Vs Private PaaS” panel, which runs 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on June 13, will bring together cloud technology and deployment experts to address such questions as:
  • Will the private versus public question be determined purely by who runs the show at a company, e.g., the developers or IT?
  • Do customers care about being locked into a specific deployment topology, location, cost structure, and responsibility matrix?
  • What cloud services are required to embrace heterogeneity, bridge silos, and deliver a unified hybrid cloud?
  • Are hybrid clouds a "weasel answer" or the correct compromise? Or is the best answer a portable PaaS that can run on-premise or on public hosted infrastructure with no differences?
  • What was the hardest lesson learned so far in delivering cloud services, and what are the biggest barriers? Are vendors offering enough simplicity when supporting complex requirements and use cases?
Presenters Chris Haddad, WSO2 vice president of technology evangelism will serve as a panelist for the “Hosted PaaS Vs Private PaaS” session. He is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) and PaaS veteran, who has been advising Fortune 500 companies and charting a vision toward “Cloud 2020,” both in his current role and as a former research vice president at the Burton Group and Gartner. His PaaS evaluation guide can be downloaded at: Leading the session will be moderator Sam Charrington. As analyst and founder of CloudPulse Strategies, he works with technology executives to help create and execute strategies that cut through the noise and drive understanding and adoption. Other panelists will include:
  • Bart Copeland, president and CEO of ActiveState Software
  • John Willis, vice president of client service and enablement at enStratus
  • William Platt, vice president of operations at EngineYard
  • Chris Tacy, marketing director at AppFog
About Deploycon 2012 Deploycon 2012 is a one-day enterprise PaaS conference organized by Rishidot Research. Deploycon features keynotes from industry heavyweights, panel discussions comprised of vendors and enterprise buyers as well as demonstration and lab sessions. The conference showcases PaaS as a credible option for enterprises and provides attendees with a flavor of what is available in the market today. Complete details are available at About WSO2 WSO2 is the lean enterprise middleware company. It delivers the only complete open source enterprise SOA middleware stack purpose-built as an integrated platform to support today’s heterogeneous enterprise environments—internally and in the cloud. WSO2’s service and support team is led by technical experts who have proven success in deploying enterprise SOAs and contribute to the technology standards that enable them. For more information, visit or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and FriendFeed..